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Most Rotherham abuse suspects are white, says new report

11 August 2015
A new report into child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Rotherham, South Yorkshire shows that more than two thirds of offenders and suspects in the last two years were white.

News in brief

04 August 2015
Cuts for child abuse victims | Libor scandal banker on trial | It’s no help to be an academy | Rich council drives out poor

Did the police cover up child abuse for former Tory prime minister?

04 August 2015
A retired cop has claimed that Wiltshire police covered up allegations of child abuse by former Tory prime minister Edward Heath in the 1990s.

New files show how spooks tried to cover up child abuse

28 July 2015
The MI5 security service pushed for a cover-up of child abuse allegations against Peter Morrison, according to Whitehall files.

NHS cuts fail abuse victims in Rotherham, new report reveals

21 July 2015
Health services in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, are failing to protect vulnerable children from abuse and neglect, according to a new review.

Child abuse inquiry—questions that need answering

14 July 2015
An inquiry into child sex abuse in public institutions opened last week. 

Cops saw vulnerable children as just a 'nuisance' and 'drain on resources'

30 June 2015
An investigation into child abuse in Rotherham, south Yorkshire, has identified “hundreds” of suspects including one former and one current councillor.

News round-up

16 June 2015
Police and child abuse; Belfast equal marriage march; over 3 million are underemployed

Senior figures are named as abusers

02 June 2015
Three women have come forward to allege that a former Liberal Democrat MP carried out abuse against them as girls.

Authorities ‘let abusers continue’ in Rotherham

12 May 2015
Newly revealed reports expose how police failed to protect children from abuse in South Yorkshire.

Senior South Yorkshire cops knew of abuse suspects but didn't act

05 May 2015
Senior South Yorkshire Police (SYP) officers failed to stop child sexual exploitation (CSE) despite being given a list of the main suspected perpetrators in 2003.

Lord Janner escapes trial over child abuse

21 April 2015
Alison Saunders, the director of public prosecutions (DPP) has concluded that that it was not in the public interest to prosecute the Labour peer Lord Janner. He could have been charged with 22 offences against nine victims at children’s care homes in Leicestershire.

South Yorkshire police officers investigated over child sexual exploitation allegations

31 March 2015
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating over 100 allegations against 42 named South Yorkshire police officers.

Lift the lid on child sex abuse

24 March 2015
Cops who had evidence implicating MPs and others in child sex abuse were threatened with the Official Secrets Act if they did not drop the cases.

Scotland Yard to investigate itself over allegations of covering up child abuse

17 March 2015
The Metropolitan Police will investigate itself over allegations of corruption, including that it covered up child abuse involving MPs and police officers.

Light is shed on cover up of establishment abusers

10 March 2015
Three linked events threw some light on allegations of child abuse by the rich and powerful and their attempts to cover it up.

Oxfordshire child abuse was ‘living hell’ but cops just ignored victims

10 March 2015
The right wing press say that the Oxfordshire abuse scandal is about race. But once again a report has slammed authorities’ attitudes, writes Sadie Robinson

Jimmy Savile had links right up to top of society

03 March 2015
Victims were ignored because of abuser’s connections to the rich and powerful, writes Sadie Robinson

Revealed - Rotherham cops linked to child sexual abuse scandal

17 February 2015
We are told that the police failed to investigate child abuse in Rotherham because of ‘political correctness’. But here a victim of child sexual exploitation, a lawyer and an abuse expert tell Sadie Robinson about the links between abusers and the cops in the town

Cops and council cuts failed Rotherham abuse victims says new report

10 February 2015
Most media coverage of the Rotherham child abuse scandal has focused on “Asian gangs”. Yet a new report is another damning indictment of the local council and South Yorkshire Police (SYP).

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